The baby names most likely to illicit a not-in-my-day wince from the grandparents have been revealed. Grandparents are among the most likely to have very different ideas about what constitutes a decent name, compared to modern generations. Popular website Gransnet surveyed more than 2,000 people and compiled a list. It all ties in with what's referred to as the 'Baby Name Wars' – where families sometimes fall out over what the latest addition is called. This can be an issue.
We all have our menu favourites when it comes to McDonald's. A trip to Maccy D's could see you order anything from a Big Mac to a Chicken Legend. Of course, on a warm day, there's nothing simpler than a classic McFlurry - especially when they are so cheap. But, sadly, these desserts (while meant to be tasty) can often be underwhelming. Now, though, it has emerged you could be getting extra McFlurry toppings.
Singer Natalia Dzenkiv found herself taken aback recently when she was stopped and grilled at passport control travelling back home from Turkey. It wasn't a routine line of questioning, either. Instead, as it turned out, it was a pretty amazing (if slightly back-handed) compliment. Puzzled officials suspected she was using someone else's passport - because of her age. Believe it or not Natalia is 41 years old.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".